Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 10.7.2013

Featuring works by Whitney V. Hunter, Epik, Lorene Bouboushian

Everything is up for grabs, nothing is sacred (work in progress)
Choreographer/director: Whitney V. Hunter
Performers: Cornei Cuffey, Ayana Evans, Whitney V. Hunter, Tara Nicolas, Sebastiani Romagnolo, Aaron R. White
Costume: Hunter in collaboration with performers
Everything….. is a consequence of process. The work and title are both elucidations on the notion of creation. Themes apparent within the work were generated through compositional explorations to specific performative actions. The work is not intended to tell a story, but to evoke narrative.
This project was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Davis/Dauray Family Fund.

Whitney V. Hunter is a NY-based interdisciplinary performance artist and independent curator from Chicago, IL. He creates and curates work for the stage, gallery, and alternative spaces, and directs his performance collective Whitney Hunter[MEDIUM]. He has worked in the companies of Martha Graham, Martha Clarke, Pearl Lang, Rod Rodgers, Pascal Rioult, Reggie Wilson, Dagmar Spain, and Kankouran West African Dance Company. Whitney has received numerous choreographic grants, including, but not limited to, Puffin Foundation Grant (2011), Harlem Stages – Fund for New Work Grant (’09), and a new work(s) commission from Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (’08 & ’11). Whitney holds a BFA in Theatre Arts/Dance from Howard University, an MFA in New Media Arts and Performance from Long Island University where he is an adjunct professor in the dance program, and is presently a David Driskell Ph.D. Fellow in Philosophy, Art Theory and Aesthetics at Institute for the Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).

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Choreographer: Austin Epik
Performer: Paige Fredlund
Yvonne Rainer wrote, “ Dance is hard to see.”
Agreed. However,
This work is a dance that writes, “dance is hard to write.”
This work is a dance that sounds, “dance is hard to hear.”
This work is a dance that signs, “dance is hard to signify.”

Austin Epik is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). He lives and works in Toronto. This is his first “modern dance,” though his previous work in dance provides access to music for the deaf through a form of “Sign Language Dancing” he developed in a project called Epik Silence. You might find him at austinepik@yahoo.com

Progressing Toward Nothing: Doin’ it Big, Judson Style
Featuring: Lorene and Kaia, again
It’s all brand new, it’s all very old.
Judson, we think you need a party, so here we are baby!

Lorene Bouboushian has performed many things at many different places, like JACK. These performances have involved journals, pie, and feelings. She teaches fun workshops involving voice, movement, and “performance.” She taught some in Mexico! She has a Vimeo and all, but she’d rather you just talk to her or email her through her outdated site: lorenebouboushian.com. Kaia Gilje is good at pie (you see the connection? It’s not real.), pizza, hair-braiding, and knitting. She lives in Bay Ridge, can you imagine? With her feminist aunt, who knew. She is as fierce as a hamster in a hay bale. She performs a lot and is usually at the Woods Cooperative being a hamster for someone. She needs a place to live, hit her up!

  • October 8th, 2013
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